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Duke Dumont
Defected/ Virgin EMI
So this is the official follow up to Ocean Drive. Duke Dumont's last single went triple platinum last week and now he's finally back with something new. He's returning to the UK for festivals in August; playing Groove Loch Ness on August 20, Pier Jam in Blackpool also on August 20, Cream on August 25 and in Belfast on August 26. This is the brand new single called Worship. Turn it up.
This week’s Essential New Tune is featured in last week’s Friday show on BBC Radio 1. Listen again and forward to 30:50 mins here.
LabelAndy Daniell, Defected/ Jason Ellis, Virgin EMI
Management: Dean Wilson+ Sean Holbrook, ThreeSixZero
Publishing: BMG Chrysalis
RadioWez Saunders, Defected/ Christian Nockall, Your Army
OnlineThomas Coxhead, Defected
Live: Obi Asika-Iweka + Hannah Shogbola, Echo Location
North America: Steve GoodgoldEvan Hancock, Windish Agency
22 Jul 2016
  • SFX has announced that Beatport will no longer be sold and will continue to operate as a marketplace, revealing that changes made to the company have “dramatically improved its profitability”. (Mixmag)
  • Sunset Music Festival 2016 deaths were due to ecstasy overdoses, autopsy finds. (Billboard)
  • Amsterdam's night mayor Mirik Milan will be one of the keynote speakers at the Electronic Music Conference in Australia this November. (SMH)
  • Eli & Fur have been announced as some of the recipients of the PRS Music Foundation Momentum Music funding. (RotD)
  • UK Music has said that better regulation of clubs and bars is a "priority" for politicians.
  • An Ibiza official has said the island cannot handle the growing influx of tourists [see full interview in Comment below]. (RA)
  • The Minimoog Model D synth is back on sale, for $3749. (Mixmag)
  • Moog have announced the reissue of the much loved Mini Moog, complete with intricate details in the accompanying inserts, and plenty of people to spot. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • The idea of two former Ableton producers, Lofelt have created an app that lets you turn your wrist into a sub-woofer. (Fact Mag)
  • New app AGNT offers a desktop platform and mobile app that connects DJs with event organisers across the U.S. and Canada. (Mashable)
  • UK festival Field Maneuvers finalises 2016 line-up with Ben UFO. (RA)
  • Soundcrash announce Machinedrum, Lapalux, Dorian Concept, Throwing Snow and more for their next event at Electric Brixton, Friday September 23. (Data Transmission)
  • Eastern Electrics has announced the final line-up for its after-party at Egg London on August 6, featuring Steve Lawler, PBR Streetgang and more. (Data Transmission)
  • EXIT Festival has unveiled its dates for 2017, taking place in the Novi Sad, northern Serbia, the festival will run 6-9 July. (Data Transmission)
  • LA promoters Minimal Effort are planning a party for Halloween, upgrading their venue and adding more to their line-up including Pete TongTEED, Toga, Steve Bug, Kidnap Kid and more. (Deep house Amsterdam)
  • Turin announces its names for Italian festival Club to Club 2016, which also includes Jessie Lanza, Arca, Jesse Kanda and more. (Fact Mag)
  • Diplo announces Mad Decent beach party for 2017 in Mexico. (Your EDM)
  • Ministry Of Sound has cancelled M25 Festival, which was due to take place at London's Trent Country Park on August 7, without explanation. (RA)
  • EDC UK is under fire for alleged 'chaos' after the festival. (Your EDM
  • The Goa Tourism department will appeal to a clearance committee to not allow the holding of two electronic dance music festivals, Sunburn and Supersonic, in same district or at a same time. (India Express)
  • The Economist has released a new film about the music industry, investigating how major record labels are being disrupted by the digital revolution. (YouTube)
  • Gender equality at festivals in 2016 – a discussion. (Thump)
  • Project REGAIN looks at the possibility of reversing hearing loss. (Mixmag)
  • Reports of rape in and around London venues has increased by 100% since 2011, stats from the Metropolitan police show. (Mixmag)
  • Why I’ll never be a ghost producer - It’s killing EDM. (Medium -  Collin McLoughlin)
  • Has EDM opened doors or slammed them shut in dance music? (BBC)
  • A network of illegal music download sites are "affecting dance music in a really bad way". (BBC)
  • Ibiza's Department of Tourism head Vicente Torres explains exactly what the tourism tax does, how the island plans on coping with water demands, and what the department think about Ibiza’s busiest year yet. (Pulse) "we have a limited capacity [to cope with increasing tourism] being an island."
  • Manchester's club series Warehouse Project has release it's winter line-up.
  • Hamburg venue Golden Pudel will stay open after a dispute with the venue's part-owner was settled. (RA)
  • Brooklyn club Verboten sold to former Pacha NYC owner for $1.2m. (RA)
  • Ten of the best deep house tracks of the year so far. (Pulse Radio)
  • A brief history of Aphex Twin trolling his fans. (Thump)
  • Russian techno favourite Nina Kraviz was a highlight of Cocoon. (Pulse Radio
  • How electronic music alters our journey through time and space. (Frisky)
  • Virtually Famous: Snakehips. (Standard)
  • Hot Since 82 talks new Ibiza residency and the growth of Knee Deep in Sound. (Dancing Astronaut)
  • Long running Chicago event The Chosen Few Picnic celebrates the formative period before house music. Jacob Arnold walked through the barbecue smoke to meet its founders. (RA)
  • Mainstays of the Detroit Techno scene the Burden Brothers speak to XLR8R about their musical essentials whilst on the road. (XLR8R)
  • XLR8R visits the Riverside Studio complex in Berlin to speak to local pioneer Tobi Neumann about his career to date. (XLR8R)
  • A behind the scenes look at Flume's live set up ahead of his headline set at Splendour. (InTheMix)
  • Climbing the Ladder: Malaney Blaze. (DataTransmission)
  • Roger Sanchez on DJing, creativity and Ableton live. (DataTransmission)
  • Carl Cox: “When I listen to Disclosure…” (TraxMag - Joe Muggs)
  • Interactive map launched, designed to take you through the history of dance music overall. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • DEMUR takes aim at ghostwriting and creative stagnation in dance music. (Billboard)
  • Martin Solveig: 'Dance music albums can be boring'. (Guardian)
  • Rising Asia: The most celebrated achievements in the last five years. (Pulse)
  • Hot Since 82 premieres new track yourself, set for release on July 22. (Mixmag)
  • Jeff Mills is at Abbey Road Studios putting the finishing touches on his new album. (Thump)
  • Alan Fitzpatrick starts record label, We Are The Brave. (RA)
  • Marc Houle signs to Innervisions with Silver Siding. (RA)
  • Ricardo Villalobos was forced to cancel his appearances at Lovebox festival and Fabric in London last weekend due to illness. (RA)
  • Seth Troxler announces an auction in aid of Brain Cancer Awareness, to coincide with his current trek up Mt Kilimanjaro. (Deep House Amsterdam)
  • Pete Tong has announced a new compilation to add to his All Gone Pete Tong series, featuring 15 tracks. (Mixmag)
  • Aphex Twin and U-Ziq post the first of the missing tracks from the Mike & Rich vault, the previously unreleased tracks from circa 1994. (Mixmag)
  • Dutch DJ JP Enfant premieres new track They, demonstrating his take on atmospheric techno, his skill at which has landed him a residency at Amsterdam’s De School club. (Mixmag)
  • DJ Sotofett has released an exclusive digital single on Hot Wax, named Philip Sherburne, Your Word Should Be Worth More Than The Ignorance Of Pitchfork.(Resident Advisor)
  • Deep House pioneer Larry Heard shares a rare new mixtape online. (Pulse Radio)
  • Gud Vibrations - the joint project between Slander and NGHTMARE - have announced a 31 date tour in November. (Magnetic Mag)
  • Balaton Sound has announced that DVBBS will no longer be performing at the upcoming Sziget Festival in August after three women were found unconscious in their dressing room. (Billboard)
  • Ben Pearce has canceled all his remaining gigs in 2016, penning an open apology and discussing his issues with mental health, encouraging others to speak up. (Magnetic Mag)
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